Simple Definition of social work
: the work done by someone who works for a government or private organization that helps people who have financial or family problems
Full Definition of social work
: any of various professional activities or methods concretely concerned with providing social services and especially with the investigation, treatment, and material aid of the economically, physically, mentally, or socially disadvantaged
Examples of social work in a sentence
She is doing social work.
He has a job in social work.
First Known Use of social work
Rhymes with social work
Atatürk, basketwork, bodywork, busywork, cabinetwork, city clerk, clean-and-jerk, crewelwork, donkeywork, fancywork, handiwork, journeywork, lacquerwork, latticework, leatherwork, masterwork, metalwork, needlework, openwork, out of work, overwork, paperwork, plasterwork, shipping clerk, soda jerk, stated clerk, trestlework, wickerwork, wonderwork
Medical Definition of social work
: any of various professional services, activities, or methods concretely concerned with the investigation, treatment, and material aid of the economically, physically, mentally, or socially disadvantaged
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up social work? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).